The Phan

The Phan

Lafayette, IN, US



Graduated with a Master of Architecture in May, 2012 from the Graduate School of Architecture at University of Minnesota.  I was nominated for the Masters Final Project Richard Morrill Award that recognized students’ ability to develop a holistic research and design project.  Currently, I am a Graduate Architect at Schmidt Associates working towards becoming a licensed Architect.  I am eager to use the knowledge and experiences that I have obtained to improve the surrounding communities through architecture. 


Schmidt Associates Architectural Firm, Indianapolis, IN, US, Architectural Graduate

Schmidt Associates is a highly integrated architectural firm, therefore, I get opportunities to interact with Principles, Project Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, and the Marketing team on a daily basis. This allowed me to be proactive in initiating collaborations between different departments within Schmidt Associates on various projects. Also, my ability to use multiple software effectively, such as Revit, Lumion, SketchUp, AutoCAD and Sefaira, has allowed me to participated in design competitions, schematic design process, master planning, building code reviews with consultants, facilitate room by room meetings with owners, and developing construction documents. These experiences and learning opportunities at Schmidt Associates have helped me become a well-rounded Graduate Architect.

Jan 2014 - current

Schmidt Associates Architectural Firm, Indianapolis, IN, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural Interns at Schmidt Associates must be motivated and ready to assist on all phases of architectural design. Some of these duties includes conducting field verification, Revit 3d modeling, drafting, and detailing during Project Development and Construction Documents. Architectural Interns are also asked to assist with the business side such as conducting research and preparing presentations for marketing. The various tasks are assigned at any moment; therefore, being well organized and efficient with assignments is a must.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Parts and Labor Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Design Intern

Detail oriented Design Intern assigned to initiate remodeling project of interior office space. With limited budget and minimal space, creative design was accomplished by balancing between function, form, proportions, and composition. Project also required developing CAD drawings, 3D renderings and animation to advertise and develop business relationship with vendors and contractors.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Teaching Assistant

Provided assistance to students in their comprehension of architectural concepts in Arch 3611. Evaluated students‘ assignments and supplied feedback to aid in their understanding. Promptly responded to students’ questions after class, during office hours and through emails.

Jan 2011 - May 2011


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Architecture

B.D.A. in the College of Design, May, 2009
Environmental Design Minor, May, 2009
Sustainability Minor, May, 2009

Sep 2005 - May 2009


Master's Final Project Richard Morrill Award, Nomination

Clearly stated intention and appropriate strategy for investigation. Evidence of consistent research and/or design efforts. Conceptual and technical development of the project ideas and/or conclusive depth of the research findings. Relevance of the work to the discipline of architecture.


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